When I started this Grateful series at the at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it would take. In that first post, Grateful 52, I wrote: I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if more people took the time to give thanks – to themselves and to others. Thanks for the little things that make life worth living. Thanks for the people in our lives who keep us sane. And thanks for karma – who will, at the end of the day, make sure that all wrongs are righted. Six years later, I’m still grateful. This regular practice of gratitude enriches my life and marks the closure of my week.

2020 Grateful 1: It's the little things

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Lots of rain lately has left us with lots of puddles. My walks…

2020 Grateful 2: Mary, did you know?

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I had a bit of a music revelation back at Easter when I heard…

2020 Grateful 3: Revelling in the rural

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I was born into a city. I might have been about 2 when we moved…

2020 Grateful 4: 7scents (re)visited

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I find being in the city very stressful. Shop assistants seem…

2020 Grateful 5: Visitors

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Eating in is the new eating out. And when you're starved for…

2020 Grateful 6: Kagandahang Loob

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Some days, I find it difficult to get my head around anything…

2020 Grateful 7: A spring in my step

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I hadn't realised that I'd been holding my breath for the last…

2020 Grateful 8: Shop in Ireland for Pure Clothing

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My Facebook feed has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting.…

2020 Grateful 9: Cash Concerns

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I read recently that central banks are seriously considering…